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Hyundai’s Santa Fe Gets a Facelift

Hyundai Motor Co. has unveiled its new design for the upcoming Santa Fe, adding features to make the SUV a family adventure vehicle. The fourth...

5 Millionth Vehicle Rolls off BMW Line in South Carolina

BMW Group Plant Spartanburg has produced its 5 millionth vehicle at the South Carolina facility. The Toronto Red Metallic BMW X5 M Competition was...

Auto Parts Rebuilder BBB Industries Acquires Spanish Co.

BBB Industries LLC, a remanufacturer of automotive parts for the aftermarket based in Daphne, Alabama, has acquired the equity interest of Grupo Metalcaucho, encompassing...

Ford Resumes Production in the U.S.

Ford Motor Co. resumed production at its U.S. plants on Monday, May 18. To keep its employees safe as they returned to work, Ford...

Mexican Suppliers Stall Mercedes Alabama Restart

The Mercedes-Benz U.S. International plant, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, will be temporarily idled this week, owing to a shortage of parts from Mexican suppliers, the...

EDAA Helps Gadsden Prepare for Post-Goodyear

The Economic Development Association of Alabama is helping the city of Gadsden to strategize options as Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. draws down its...

Georgia Dealer Group Gets Lean

As with most companies, Georgia-based Asbury Automotive Group Inc. saw its first quarter 2020 results melt in comparison to prior year numbers, but it...

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TRB Lightweight Structures manufactures prepreg material to streamline production

TRB Lightweight Structures has begun manufacturing its own prepreg material to improve cost and lead times for its composite parts. To date, the company...

Engineered Plastic Components invests in second plant in Alabama

Engineered Plastic Components is investing $8.05 million in a 125,000-square-foot facility in Bessemer, Alabama. The thermoplastics and thermoset products manufacturer produces automotive instrument panels,...

Volkswagen Atlas garners kudos as a family vehicle

Volkswagen’s Atlas SUV has earned some praise for its family-centric focus in early 2021. Most recently, it made Parents magazine’s Best Family Cars list...

General Motor sales up 4% in Q1

General Motors Co. has sold 642,250 vehicles in the United States in the first quarter of 2021, with retail deliveries up 19% and fleet...

Toyota reports 2021 Q1 sales up 21.6% over last year

Toyota Motor North America reported first quarter 2021 U.S. sales of 603,066 vehicles, a 21.6% increase on a volume basis and 24.9% increase on...